After the beautiful euphoria of getting engaged, one of the first thing couples consider is where to hold their wedding day. That is a question with a million answers! Today we are joined by wedding venue finding service, Country House Wedding Venues to help you get started with choosing where to celebrate your wedding, country v’s city. Enjoy!
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Country Vs. City Wedding Venues
Planning a wedding can be stressful, we all know. We’ve all either been through the process ourselves or know someone who has and as a result been reminded time and again how hectic it is. Every decision needs a lot of attention and thought to make your special day the perfect event it should be.
One particularly significant and difficult decision couples face is that of deciding between a country or city venue. The wedding’s location can really set the tone of the occasion; rolling hills or boutique hotel? Pimms on the lawn or canapés in the ballroom?
Here is an overview of things to consider for both these types of venue to make the decision that little bit easier:
There is a certain magic associated with weddings in the country. The scenic views and surroundings make for fantastic photo opportunities and allow you to create that classic fairytale theme.
Although it may be a little out-of-the-way, a country venue provides a great opportunity to make a long weekend out of the event, particularly as some country houses or mansions offer fantastic accommodation and weekend deals. Venues such as renovated country barns are versatile, and can be decorated to make for perfect rustic or contemporary receptions. The British countryside is home to a variety of historic castle wedding venues, which can provide a dramatic backdrop for picturesque occasions.
With country venues come big outside spaces, which are perfect for wedding ceremonies in the summer sun and drinks receptions on the lawn (weather permitting of course!). If you feel like playing it safe and avoiding the rain there’s always the traditional marquee, or perhaps a tipi if you want to try something a bit different and funky, why not a festival theme?
Getting married in the city can really create a buzz of excitement, perhaps encouraged by the life of the city itself. There is plenty of scope for creativity and contemporary chic, as well as endless interesting photo opportunities.
An obvious point to make about city venues is the ease with which guests can get there. With great transport links to, from and around cities, this type of wedding venue makes it a cinch for guests to get to the ceremony and reception (no excuse for late arrivals!), and will have a range of overnight accommodation on the doorstep (not literally).
With regards to accommodation, getting married in the city provides a wealth of options for guests and the happy couple alike. Unlike country venues there’s a lot of choice of hotels in the city, helping to fit the budget of every wedding.
As for the venue itself, cities play host to many great and unusual wedding locations, such as town halls, museums, modern churches or even clubs! No matter what your style, whether it’s contemporary chic or a sophisticated traditional wedding, you’ll be sure to find something that fits you and your dream day. Additionally cities are full of great attractions, which make for fantastic photo opportunities; think Trafalgar Square on a sunny day!
Obviously, deciding on whether you want a city-centre venue or a countryside retreat is just the beginning. Once you’ve ‘narrowed it down’ that leaves, the venue itself, the catering, themes, bands, reception entertainment and of course who to invite, but unfortunately we can’t help you there!
Country House Wedding Venues is a wedding venue finding service with its own collection of unique wedding venues available exclusively for the big day, featuring wedding venues to suit all tastes including barns, castles, mansions and manor houses.http://www.wedding-venues.co.uk/ firstname.lastname@example.org 01244 571208